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Sea-Tac expects 135K passengers each day through holiday weekend

Sea-Tac Airport expects hundreds of thousands of passengers Friday through Sunday. (KIRO 7)

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is expecting a busy holiday travel weekend.

From now until Sunday, there will about 135,000 passengers coming in and out of the airport each day.

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Here are the estimated passenger numbers:

• Thursday, Dec. 22 (134,152)
• Friday, Dec. 23 (136,107 passengers)
• Friday Dec. 30 (135,220)

The number is double this time last year. Travelers are advised to get to the airport at least two hours early and to not wrap their gifts.

But a Sea-Tac spokesperson says that the holidays are not the busiest times at Sea-Tac. August has the most passengers, followed by July and June because of summer and cruise season.

Sea-Tac is seeing more people using ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft to get to the airport.

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